The Canary Bike


Director: Dimitris Stavrakas Writer: Vasilis Spiliopoulos, Dimitris Stavrakas
, Stavros TsiolisDirector of Photography: Dinos KatsouridisEditing: Dinos Katsouridis

Music: Nikos Kipourgos
Country of production: Greece
Runtime: 90 min
Production Year: 1999
Language: Greek

Cast: Dimitris Alexandris, Giorgos Chalaris, Manos Vakousis, Nikos Georgakis, Thanos Grammenos


A young teacher from the countryside, Aris Sioutis, takes over the sixth grade at an elementary school in Athens. From the very first day, his attention is drawn to Lefteris, a student with many weaknesses and gaps in his knowledge. The teacher discovers that Lefteris is a very sensitive child and should not be treated as retarded. In fact, Lefteris managed to assemble his entire canary bike himself. Despite the contrary opinion of the school principal and the wider environment, she decides to help him.